Our Favorite Links

Here are links to some of our favorite Roots music websites including Rootboy Artists, Radio and Video streaming sources, E-zine and Blogs, Festivals, Venues, and record labels and online stores.  If you have any additional suggested links or note any dead links, please let us know on the Reply form.  Enjoy!

Rootboy Artists

Websites of artists presented by Rootboy Productions over the past eight years.  Please support them as you can!

2010Reverend Raven & the Chain Smoking Altar Boys / Deadstring Brothers / Drag The River / Dale Watson / Robbie Fulks / Po’ Girl

2011Scott H. Biram / Colin Linden / Chris Hillman with Herb Pederson / Sarah Macdougall & Gordie Tentrees / Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs / JT Nero Trio featuring Alli Russell of Po’ Girl / The Bridge / Lynn Miles / Phil Lee / John Nemeth / James McMurtry / Duke Robillard / Jimmy Lafave / Romi Mayes / Zoe Muth / Too Slim & The Taildraggers

2012Studabaker John & The Hawks / Romi Mayes Featuring Jay Nowicki / Curtis Salgado / Kelly Richey / Fred Eaglesmith Travelling Show / Deadstring Brother / Phil Lee / Cody Beebe & The Crooks / Steve Young with Jubal Lee Young / Paul Thorn / Peter Karp and Sue Foley / Carrie Rodriquez / Tommy Castro and The Painkillers / Eilen Jewell / Tracy Nelson / Mississippi Heat

2013Davina & The Vagabonds / The Steepwater Band / Awna Teixeira / The Wild Feathers / Ryan Bingham / Phil Lee / Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys / John Nemeth / Nikki Hill / Peter Karp and Sue Foley / Drew Landry / Mississippi Heat / Jeanne Jolly / Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express

2014Davina & The Vagabonds / Eilen Jewell / Rick Estrin & The Nightcats / Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys / Nick Moss Band / David Olney / Travis Linville / Hayes Carll / Phil LeeWalter Salas-Humara Trio

2015Jelly Bread / Elliott Brood / Coco Montoya / Robbie Fulks with Robbie Gjersoe / Fred Eaglesmith with Tif Gin / Jim Lauderdale / Royal Southern Brotherhood / Kevin Welch & Dustin Welch / Phil Lee / Dale Watson / Romi Mayes / Wayne Hancock

2016The Black Lillies / Jeanne Jolly / Jason Boland & The Stragglers / Parker Milsap / Fred Eaglesmith with Tif Gin

2017Whitney Rose / Davina & The Vagabonds / The Black Lillies / Jason Eady / Phil Lee / Suzanne Santo

2018Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers / Whitney Rose / John Reischman and The Jaybirds / Robbie Fulks with Jenny Scheinman

Radio and Video

Streaming sources of Roots music and videos.  Many are public radio stations.  As with any public radio station if you don’t care for the programming, be sure to tune in at a later time.

KGPR / KUFM / KEMC / KGLT / WDVX / WNCW / Outlaw Country / Music Fog / Music City Roots / WMOT / WDIF / Sun Radio / KPIG / KSYM / WLRM / KFAN / WHAY / Folk Alley / The Alternate Root / KBCS / XRDS / Hank’s Blues Radio

E-Zines and Blogs

Favorite Roots music e-zines and blogs including news and reviews of current releases.

No Depression / Roots Music Report / Twangville / Saving Country Music / Americana Music Association / Twang Nation / All Music / Bluegrass Unlimited / Jambase / Big City Blues / Galleywinter / Texas Music Chart / Country Standard Time / Insurgent Country / Americana Boogie

Festivals

Some of the many Roots music festivals across the country.  Get out and go to one!

Red Ants Pants Music Festival / Magic City Blues / Big Sky Big Grass / Targhee Fest / Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival / Braun Brothers Reunion / Winthrop Blues Festival / Telluride Bluegrass Festival / Hardly Strictly Bluegrass / New Orleans JazzFest / Merlefest / Juke Joint Festival / Strawberry Music Festivals / Old Settlers Music Festival / Big Blues Bender / Delfest / SXSW / Chicago Blues Festival / Music Fest / Stagecoach / Telluride Blues & Brews / Kerrville Folk Festival / King Biscuit Blues Festival / Twangfest / AmericanaFest / Beale Street Music Festival / Telluride Americana Music Festival / Cayamo / Legendary Blues Cruise

Venues

Some of our favorite Roots music venues in cities and towns across the country (especially Texas!).

Top Hat/Wilma / Filling Station / The Pub Station / Rialto Theater / Tractor Tavern / Alberta Rose Theater / The State Room / Gruene Hall / Sam’s Burger Joint / Floore’s Country Store / Stubb’s BBQ / Luckenbach TX / Continental Club / Antone’s / The Rhythm Room / Saxon Pub / Biscuits & Blues / Belly Up Tavern / Belly Up Aspen / The Birchmere / Knuckleheads / Don the Beachcomber / The Troubadour / McCabe’s Guitar Shop

Record Labels and Stores

Roots music record labels and online stores.

Lone Star Music / Waterloo Records / Red House Records / Bloodshot Records / Rounder Records / New West Records / Yep Roc Records / Alligator Records